There’s a surprising bit of Marvel Universe casting news today as Deadline reports that Robert Redford is the latest name to enter talks to star in Anthony and Joe Russo’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He would play a high-ranking agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Already set to star Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell and Maximiliano Hernández, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is said to be a political thriller inspired by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting’s acclaimed arc in the comics.
Redford can next be seen in The Company You Keep, which he also directed. It opens in New York and LA on April 5.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, meanwhile, begins production shortly for an April 4, 2014 release.
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